During World War II, 642 residents of the small village of Oradour-sur-Glane, France were massacred by Nazi soldiers as punishment for the French Resistance. The Germans had initially intended to target nearby Oradour-sur-Vayres, and mistakenly invaded Oradour-sur-Glane on June 10, 1944. After the residents were executed by machine-gun fire, the village was burned. The ruins still stand today as a memorial and a reminder of the events that took place.